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Roman cosmetic set complete with tweezers found in the Fincham area of west Norfolk.

New report charts year of Norfolk’s amazing heritage

0 on July 31, 2014, 2:59 pm

A year in the life of the team which records, researches and helps to protect Norfolk’s remarkable heritage is charted in a new report published by Norfolk County Council’s Historic Environment service. The publication covers a year when Norfolk hit the international headlines twice for outstanding historic discoveries: When dating tests by the County Council’s heritage team proved that the […]

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Latest Breckland Planning Applications list published

Latest Breckland Planning Applications list published

0 on July 31, 2014, 2:45 pm

The latest list of planning applications to have been registered by Breckland Council during the week ending 29th July 2014 has been published. Applications may be inspected during normal office hours, at the Planning Department, Elizabeth House, Walpole Loke, Dereham, and any representations in respect of them should be made, in writing, to Martin Pendlebury Director of Planning & Business Manager. […]

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Bilney Hall

Bilney Hall invites local community to join in the fun at its Summer Fete

0 on July 31, 2014, 10:30 am

Bilney Hall, a residential care home in East Bilney, Dereham, is hosting its annual summer fete on Sunday 17 August and invites friends, family and the local community to come along and enjoy an afternoon of fun activities. The event, which takes place from 2:30pm until 4:30pm, invites the local community to come and enjoy the fete, which includes strawberry […]

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Norfolk woman who sold mattresses to elderly claiming they would cure ailments given suspended prison sentence

0 on July 31, 2014, 9:23 am

A Norfolk woman was given a suspended prison sentence, ordered to carry out 300 hours of unpaid work and pay back the money she made from her victims on Wednesday 30 July, at Norwich Crown Court, after a Norfolk County Council Trading Standards investigation revealed how she targeted elderly people and fraudulently sold them mattresses for hundreds of pounds which […]

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New website promises journey of discovery through Norfolk’s treasures

New website promises journey of discovery through Norfolk’s treasures

0 on July 31, 2014, 8:57 am

A new website revealing the intriguing stories behind some of Norfolk’s most important treasures, is being launched today (31st July2014). Visitors to the Norfolk Museums Service new-look collections’ website will be able to go online to search by key themes, and find out more about the collections and the listed objects. Supported by funding from Arts Council England and the […]

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Colin Furze picture by Richard Insall

Farting at France From Folkstone!

0 on July 30, 2014, 11:02 am

British inventor and Internet sensation Colin Furze has done little to improve Anglo -French relations with his latest invention, which must count as the world’s loudest fart machine! Colin’s aim was to build a machine so loud that its ‘farts’ could be heard in France and and to this end he designed a massive gas powered pulse jet. You can […]

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Lottery supports Thetford’s First World War commemorations

0 on July 30, 2014, 6:12 am

A project to commemorate Thetford’s experience of the First World War will receive £40,900 in lottery funding. Thetford Remembers 1914-1918 will commemorate the people living in Thetford and overseas on the eve of the First World War, and during the first two years of conflict through a programme of family and schools’ activities, exhibitions, drama, music and poetry events. One […]

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Scarning youngsters leave the opposition stumped!

Scarning youngsters leave the opposition stumped!

0 on July 28, 2014, 2:12 pm

A combination of impressive batting, bowling and fielding saw youngsters from Scarning Primary School knock their opposition for six and gain the coveted Breckland Cricket Festival Trophy for the third year in a row The day marked the culmination of an intensive eight-week programme during which pupils in eight Breckland schools received expert coaching from Norfolk Cricket Board professionals, in […]

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Past Senior Captain John Crowdy (left) with his playing partner Alan Hewison (right) with their prize presented by Richmond Park Seniors’ Captain John Harrison

Richmond Park Golf Club Seniors’ Open Competition

0 on July 28, 2014, 8:25 am

On Thursday 24 July a record equalling entry of 84 players from sixteen different golf clubs spread across Essex, Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire, Suffolk and Norfolk were at Richmond Park Golf Club at Watton to take part in the 2014 Seniors’ Open. The key attraction for this Pairs Betterball Stableford competition was, the hole-in-one on the 6th hole prize sponsored by local […]

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Mayoral Seal of Approval for Thetford Singers

Mayoral Seal of Approval for Thetford Singers

0 on July 28, 2014, 8:09 am

The recent final 40th anniversary celebration concert from Thetford Singers, held at the Guildhall in late July, drew high praise from the town’s Mayor, Councillor Sylvia Armes. “Over the past four decades, the Thetford Singers have really made their mark across the region reflected here tonight by this sold out performance,” commented the Mayor. A hot, sultry evening didn’t prevent […]

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The Gruffalo!

Audio: Festival on the farm

1 on July 27, 2014, 8:13 pm

On Saturday 26th July 2014, Festival on the Farm was held at the Gressenhall Farm and Workhouse.  The weather was great and a large number of people attended this popular event. Breckland view reporter Paul Young was there and brings us this report:  

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Phil Ball and Sarah Roberts Greenpeace press officer, Glastonbury.

Audio: Phil Ball – Greenpeace ‘Arctic 30′

0 on July 26, 2014, 8:46 pm

Phil lives in Oxford and is a devoted father to three children where he spends much of his spare time teaching his children about the beauty of the countryside around where they live, and often entertains friends and colleagues with photos and tales of their outdoor adventures. Breckland View reporter Paul Young met up with him in the Greenpeace field […]

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Registration Service enhances its delivery delivery of services in Swaffham and Watton

0 on July 25, 2014, 1:59 pm

The Registration Service is delighted to announce an improvement to its service delivery in Norfolk with an extension to the services offered in Watton and Swaffham. The Registration Service is now operating from the public Library in Watton on Monday and Friday morning each week and from Swaffham Town Hall on Tuesday morning. With over ten locations to register births […]

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Norfolk Bat Survey honoured for inspiring the county

Norfolk Bat Survey honoured for inspiring the county

0 on July 25, 2014, 1:51 pm

At an award ceremony at the Abbey Conference Centre, Norwich, Dr Stuart Newson, Hazel Evans and Joe Rayner, the driving force behind the innovative Norfolk Bat Survey were presented with an award for inspiring others. The award was presented by the Norfolk Biodiversity Partnership and was given in recognition of the huge number of ‘Citizen Scientists’ that the project has […]

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Norfolk in the First World War – new exhibition at the Norfolk Record Office opening Friday 1 August

0 on July 25, 2014, 10:53 am

A moving exhibition commemorating the lives of Norfolk people at home and abroad during the First World War is opening in the Long Gallery at the Norfolk Record Office, Norwich on Friday 1 August at 3pm. Visitors to the free exhibition which runs until 31 October will find out through first hand accounts about the effects of rationing, invasion fears […]

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